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A yellow-back is a cheap fiction novel which was published in Britain in the second half of the 19th century. They were occasionally called 'mustard-plaster' novels. Developed in the 1840s to compete with the 'penny dreadful', Yellow-Backs were marketed as entertaining reading. They had brightly coloured covers, often printed by chromoxylography, that were attractive to a new class of readers, thanks to the spread of education and rail travel. Routledges were one of the first publishers to...
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